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Monday, June 26, 2017

FOG ~ Taprock Breakfast ~ Rogue River Rooster Crow ~ Deep Fried Margarita ~ Thunder Lightening Rain ~ Sunset

Good  63º OMGOSH foggy morning!!! Certainly didn't expect this!

Yesterday I met up with Brian and family for brunch at Taprock. We sat on the deck overlooking the Rogue River. It was getting warm, but we had shade. I got there early and imbibbed in a mimosa.

The Hellsgate Jet Boats filled up and took off...

Tucker and Sami stayed busy, he with his Sedoku games and Sami was busy with her art work..
Nice sitting out there while it was still a tad on the cooler side....

I had my favorite, veggie omelette. I wanted another mimosa and our waitress, Brandy, said they had run out of the champagne flutes so she brought me a "double" in a wine glass!


Coming home our Rogue River has their annual Rooster Crow, so there was a car show and booths for items on sale and food and there was a band setting up in the park..

I would have gone if it hadn't been so hot. By then it was 90º.

Came home and got all the trash to the road and the trash cans out, including a neighbor's who had gone for the weekend. Back in the AC cooled house. Ahhhhhhhhhh..........................................

Historically this date...

1918 – World War IWestern FrontBattle for Belleau Wood – Allied Forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord defeat Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince.

1934 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.

1974 – The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio

1975 – Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South DakotaLeonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.

2012 – The Waldo Canyon Fire descends into the Mountain Shadows neighborhood inColorado Springs burning 347 homes in a matter of hours and killing two people.

And births this date include.....
1898 – Chesty Puller, American military officer (d. 1971)
     USMC!!!! Most decorated Marine ever!

1922 – Eleanor Parker, American actress (d. 2013)
1970 – Chris O'Donnell, American actor

1974 – Derek Jeter, American baseball player

On Carnival Eats, Noah had a "deep fried Margarita". I immediately thought of you Trish! This sounded really good...

This was at the Vancouver BC Fair. The batter was flour, sugar, and a flour like secret blend with a slight light orange color. Then he added in about a cup of tequila and some water. He had pound cake he cut in to "shot" squares and dipped in the batter and deep fried. Rubbed lime on edge of cup, coated rim with sugar. He sprayed more tequila on the cooked cake cubes and sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Here is a recipe I found on line:

Later, it was just another hot day and did nothing! About noon it started getting real cloudy and the sun disappeared. Actually cooler than Saturday. By 3pm we were only 95º but LOUD LOUD thunder!!! Scared the heqq out of Dude! And dark clouds.

Then it started raining!! Only lasted a few minutes. The in another 30 minutes more thunder. REALLY close and shook the house! Then news said this storm had over 1000 lightening strikes!

Had a call from my pal, Sugar Bear, and she said lightening had hit behind Elaine's house and started a fire. GP Fire was on it. Also, over 1000 people without power in Jacksonville and Talent. Ours flickered once, but thankfully stayed on.

Finally the thunder stopped and the rain. By nearly 8pm we had a pretty sunset... 

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 26th
National Chocolate Pudding Day

Five Food Finds about Pudding:

  • Originally a British dish, this pudding could be made on very short notice.
  • Ingredients vary, but it was basically a sweetened porridge made from flour, tapioca or oatmeal and milk. The term originated in the late 16th century.
  • In Colonial America cornmeal was cheaper and more readily available, so here, Hasty Pudding was a cornmeal mush (cornmeal added to boiling water and cooked) with molasses, honey, brown sugar or maple syrup and milk.
  • There are both savory and dessert versions of this dish.
  • An example of a savory version would be a meat pudding.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Heat ~ Rick & Wendy Harp ~ Dawn Jim Scott Bill ~ Chicken Egg Rolls ~ Strawberry Cheesecake Egg Rolls ~ My Coleslaw & Cod ~ Catfish

Good 59º morning.

Yesterday it started off so nice and cool. Did more watering. Then about 11:30 the temp rose to 87º, at 12:30 it was 94º, and by 3:15 it was 105º! Then by 3:30 it went down to 104º where it stayed for a couple hours and then did a slow decline. I did NOTHING but stayed inside and cool. Well, I did wash dishes and some towels. Then it was Hallmark movie time.

Yesterday was a very special day... Rick (LACO Fire Capt. Catalina Island ret. and Temple City High grad!) and Wendy Harp celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary. Congratulations kids!!!

Harp family: 

Historically this date....

1876 – Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer

1950 – The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea.

2012 – The final steel beam of 4 World Trade Center is lifted into place in a ceremony.

And births this date include....
1925 – June Lockhart, American actress
1945 – Carly Simon, American singer-songwriter, actress, and author (Elephant's Memory)
1961 – Ricky Gervais, English comedian, actor, and writer
1963 – George Michael, English singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and actor (d. 2016)

I got this photo from one of my "sons", Jim Forbus (Wahsoe Co Sheriff, ret). He and Dawn had dinner with another one of my "sons", Scott Edson (LASD ret) and Bill Stonich (LASD ret) at a LE Conference in Reno.

I love the recipes on Mr. Food Test Kitchen. Howard makes the BEST stuff. How about easy yummy Chicken Egg Rolls...

I was watching Carnival Eats last night and at an Oregon carnival this vendor made a Marion Berry (native to Oregon) cream cheese mixture, put it in egg roll wrappers, deep fried it, and topped it with drizzled Marion Berry sauce. OMGOSH did those look good. Everyone who tried them were gushing at how awesome they were. Here is a similar recipe:

Later in the afternoon I made a cabbage salad to go with my dinner. I wanted something cool. Chopped cabbage and celery and added in some (Schwans) green beans.

Made a dressing of BF Mayo and lemon juice.... Mmmmm.... and sprinkled on White and Black Magic. These are awesome spices told to me by pal Gator, down in Florida. You can only buy these in the South, but you can mail order them from their website:

Then for the main course I got out some of Schwans Beer Batterd Alaska Cod. It said to heat the oven to 425º and bake it. Not. Too hot to turn on the oven, so I cooked the cod in my Air Fryer at 400º for 13 minutes with a drizzle of olive oil. PERFECT!!!!

Because of the heat I didn't see any critters out and about. I do know they show up here and drink water fromt he tubs in the back, but probably after dark.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 25th
National Catfish Day


It's a day to enjoy some tasty, fried catfish. Or, enjoy catfish cooked to your favorite recipe......yummy.
Guess who said: "More and more Americans are discovering a uniquely American food delicacy -- farm-raised catfish." For the  author, read on below to the "Origin of National Catfish Day".
You should have no doubt what to do today. Enjoy a plateful of catfish, cooked anyway you want. Chances are, you will eat farm raised catfish, which supplies the vast majority of catfish to the U.S. market. But, wouldn't it be much more fun to fish in the morning, and catch the catfish you will eat?

The Origin of National Catfish Day:
Yes, today is truely a National day!
On June 25, 1987, President Ronald Reagan began a presidential proclamation with the words "More and more Americans are discovering a uniquely American food delicacy — farm-raised catfish."

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Heat ~ Mowing and Trimming ~ Golf Cart ~ Unusual Pals ~ Baby Bird ~ Leftover Remake ~ Pralines

Good 56º clear sunny morning.

The temps yesterday progressed ... by noon it was  89º ... and late afternoon it was 102º! Today will be hotter.

Yesterday breakfast was the left over chicken fries, ear of corn, and a couple hard-boiled eggs...

I started trimming a few rose bushes and grapevines....

Mike got hear early and started weed-eating and mowing.

Dude was happy to lay in the shade and keep an eye on him!

I called the golf cart guy saying I hadn't heard from him and had called him Tuesday. He apologized, is recovering from surgery, has had to deliver many carts for graduations and golf tournaments, etc. He said he'd be here after lunch.
I got it out and waiting...

I park my golf cart on the back patio and this was taken before Bruiser became part of the family. I'd put food in the back of the golf cart for him. He'd show up and eat it and disappear again. LOL, now he's in charge of everything around here!!!!

Daryl showe up about 1pm and got the golf cart...

This is a very unique trailer he uses to transport the carts. You unlock one side and then he just backs up his truck and it pushes the deck off the body. Also, interesting, he had a cart he was taking back to his shop that belongs to the son of the man Mike's dad used to work for!

You know how Dude loves to run when I drive the golf cart, so the look on his face as it went away was like "why????"

Historically this date...

1846 – The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France.

1949 – The first television westernHopalong Cassidy, is aired on NBC starring William Boyd.

And births this date include..

1893 – Roy O. Disney, American businessman, co-founded The Walt Disney Company with his brother Walt.(d. 1971)

 1895 – Jack Dempsey, American boxer and soldier (d. 1983)

1931 – Billy Casper, American golfer and architect (d. 2015)

1942 – Michele Lee, American actress

1947 – Mick Fleetwood, English-American drummer and actor (Fleetwood Mac and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers)

1978 – Ariel Pink, American singer-songwriter and musician

OK, this is a touching amazing story of a bond between a Canadian Goose and a man in Lake Oswego Oregon...

This was shared by Deeeewayne Honneeee Pberger (LASD ret). Thanks Dewayne!

Feed me momma!!!

Later for dinner I heated up the pasta/veggie mix and added in a can of salmon. I served it atop cut up tomatoes and artichoke bottoms....
OH YES!!!! YUMMMMMMMM.......................

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 24th
Did you know that originally praline was roughly a sweet confection made of almonds and caramelized coating?

Food Facts of Pralines:

  1. Praline is a type of candy made from nuts and sugar syrup, whether in whole pieces or a ground powder.
  2.  Although the stories surrounding the creation differ, it is widely agreed that pralines are named after French diplomat from the early 17th century whose name and title was César, duc de Choiseul, comte du Plessis-Praslin.
  3. French settlers brought this recipe to Louisiana, where both sugar cane and pecan trees were plentiful. During the 19th century, New Orleans chefs substituted pecans for almonds, added cream to thicken the confection, and thus created what became known throughout the American South as the praline.
  4. In New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast, where there are many communities settled by the French, the pronunciation is prah-leen, with the long aaah sound. Other regions of the country, including parts of Texas, Georgia, and New England have anglicized the term and pronounce it pray-leen.
  5. In Europe, the praline has evolved to an entirely different candy altogether. In Belgium and France, praline is a smooth paste of cocoa blended with finely ground nuts and used to fill chocolate bon-bons, but when it came to New Orleans it took another road.